World Cup Cross Country Race Action from Pietermaritzburg

Dust, heat and an extraordinarily technical track greeted the racers for the first World Cup Cross Country race of 2014 in Pietermaritzburg. After an hour and a half of battling, Julien Absalon collected his 27th World Cup victory and first-year Elite racer, Jolanda Neff, continued here winning ways from her U23 career with a number 1 finish. Enjoy the dirt and drama with this photo story from Marius Maasewerd and Sven Martin.

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  • glucia805

    4/15/2014 2:35 PM

    Proper XC race course. They should all be like this!

  • scarface

    4/14/2014 3:23 PM

    Not a single shot of the Russian junior ladies team? Y'all are blowing it.

  • Ahab

    4/14/2014 11:57 AM

    Rad! Hooray for XC.

  • sideshow

    4/14/2014 7:44 AM

    Having started out racing XC, I quite enjoy this coverage - it's a different kind of intensity; great stuff.

  • liquidSpin

    4/14/2014 5:55 AM

    Thanks for this. I was curious to know how Nino got 6th place. Yeah, a flat tire will do that...still 6th place is pretty damn good when you have to change a flat tire.

  • Sven Martin

    4/14/2014 1:22 AM

    Some Rob and John Parkin shots in there too, i forgot to change credits.